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Damon Lindelof excited to reunite with J.J. Abrams for Star Trek sequel November 4, 2011

by Rosario T. Calabria , Filed under: Abrams,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

Damon Lindelof, co-writer of J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sequel to the 2009 hit Star Trek, recently sat down for an interview with TVOvermind about the sequel and his other projects, including Ridley Scott’s Prometheus plus his reflections on his time writing LOST. Click over the jump for some brief thoughts from Lindelof on the sequel.

Lindelof told TVOvermind that he’s excited to be working with J.J. again for the Star Trek sequel, although he says he’s equally thrilled to have worked with Ridley Scott on “Prometheus” (which he wrote):

You currently have numerous projects in the works, the Star Trek sequel and Prometheus being two of the most high profile. Is there a project you’re particularly amped about? Or one that you really can’t wait for the public to see

It’s a little like asking your parents which child is their favorite. I do think that Prometheus and Trek 2 are such wildly different projects, tonally and everything else. I’m very excited to see both of them come to life. I’m living the dream. The idea that I get to work with Ridley Scott or JJ again is so great…to call those people my creative partners and have the level of involvement that I did in these creative franchises that made me want to do what I’m doing now. I used to write fan fiction when I was 13, 14 and now I’m getting paid to write fan fiction, and it’s getting made. It does not get any better, literally.

The complete interview is available to read here.


Comments

1. Chadwick - November 4, 2011

Yea…we know already…everyone is excited to reunite. The actors, the writers, the produces, the director…your all excited to reunite…great!

Sarcasm aside, good for Damon.

2. Chadwick - November 4, 2011

Oop, Trekweb has three articles regarding the new movie, real or not, impactful or not, more interesting than Damon being excited.

This is the only article that could be scrounged up eh?

3. Aurore - November 4, 2011

“Damon Lindelof excited to reunite with J.J. Abrams for Star Trek sequel”

I certainly can understand that.
I, myself, will be excited to “reunite” with the Star Trek sequel, in a few months…

:)

4. Vultan - November 4, 2011

“I used to write fan fiction when I was 13, 14 and now I’m getting paid to write fan fiction, and it’s getting made.”

Everything that’s wrong with movies today summed up in one statement.

5. Brian - November 4, 2011

Wow. Nothing for almost a fortnight, and all TrekMovie can manage is yet another fluff piece where someone is all nice and happy and excited to get back to work on Trek duties.

*yawn*

6. Craiger - November 4, 2011

Why even bother too post new news now when this has been posted at other Trek sites. This is why TrekMovie.com will soon be irrelevant and why TrekMovie.com shouldn’t have long breaks.

7. chrisfawkes.com - November 4, 2011

Can we get rid of this troll craiger? what a twat.

8. Aurore - November 4, 2011

Mr. Orci, how come you weren’t “first” today?!

How about…. reuniting with this site?
Wouldn’t it be exciting?!

:))

9. Craiger - November 4, 2011

#7 I am not troll other members of this site feel the same way.

10. AJ - November 4, 2011

7.

Craiger is a good egg. A lot of older posters are pissed off right now about the condition of the site. Using a word like ‘twat’ is inappropriate here for someone who is angry about it.

Let’s call you a ‘twit’ as punishment, and watch this from Monty Python to get the ire down:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSqkdcT25ss

11. Craiger - November 4, 2011

Thanks, A.J.

12. trekker 5 - November 4, 2011

I’m excited too!! I also write fanfiction!! But you don’t care about that,anyway,#3,Aurore,long time no see my friend!! How are you? And I hope the few months you talk of don’t turn into years!

13. Phil - November 4, 2011

Really excited..blah blah…no script…blah blah…

14. Aurore - November 4, 2011

“…Aurore,long time no see my friend!! How are you? And I hope the few months you talk of don’t turn into years!”

Good evening, Olivia!
I’m fine, thanks. It’s good to hear from you.
I just left the “Benicio Del Toro” thread where I saw your comment!

Olivia, the ***ANNOUNCEMENT*** is coming………….
By, the way , I don’t believe the few months I was referring to will turn into years. Not for a minute.

:)

15. Dee - lvs moon' surface - November 4, 2011

OMG!!!…old news already…LOL

16. CmdrR - November 4, 2011

Thank you, Rosario.
Wow, making up for lost time.
Great to see the site come alive again.

17. Tanner Waterbury - November 4, 2011

Thank you Rosario…. but seriously ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I’m REALLY tempted to just delete my trekmovie.com bookmark and go to Trekweb or Treknews to get my info from now on. For ONCE would the staff PLEASE tell us that there will be a News Hiatus… that way we won’t have a heart attack and worry that TM MIGHT close down?

18. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - November 4, 2011

Wow Rosario, lots of complaints. Damned if you do…dude. Life of the messenger… I guess.

19. On Vacation With Landru - November 4, 2011

It’s not damned if you do, damned if you don’t. It’s about being responsible if you’re going to put yourself out there as a person who reports on ST news. As a casual reader, I thought maybe they were having issues with posting to the site, but seeing other comments and this backlog of posts go up I see that is not the case.

This isn’t some half-arsed fan blog, its run by someone who presents himself as being a responsible reporter on all things Trek. He’s run panels at conventions for goodness sake.

I think people have a right to be disappointed when there is no word as to what the heck is going on with a primary source of Trek News.

I am glad to see the complaints, now I know I should be checking other sites for Trek news.

20. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - November 4, 2011

People have the right… sure. No one said they don’t. He’ll, I’m disappointed… So what? And when I’m tired of it I’ll head out and not just threaten it. When there are no posts for weeks they complain, and then complain when there are. Some come here just to complain. I’ll just remind you, no one OWES us anything. In the meantime I will be exercising my rights as well.

21. trekker 5 - November 5, 2011

#14,Aurore,after reading your post my faith in the ANNOUNCEMENT has bas been restored!! Thank you! I have not been feeling very good and the no news for 2 weeks got to me so to where I had kinda lost my hope!

22. trekman dave - Lets show Anthony we care - November 5, 2011

Some news is good news – Rosario T. Calabria I thank you!

23. The Inner Light - November 5, 2011

Is it such a shame that we always need to have a classic villian. Some of the best Star Trek’s ever had no villian. The City on the Edge of Forever, The Trouble with Tribbles, The Inner Light, The Visitor, Star Trek 4 – The Voyage Home, etc.

I could go on and on, but great science fiction doesn’t always need a shoot ‘em up classic villian. It is too bad that we’ve gotten to the point that you can’t have a successful movie without the story attributing itself to a “villian.”

24. steve - November 5, 2011

I just don’t get it- people complain for 2 weeks that there are no postings, then once an article gets posted, they complain some more? What is wrong with you people?

I for one am glad the site is back. I definitely prefer this site’s format over any of the other trek sites mentioned in these comments.

25. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - November 5, 2011

Ahhhhh news!!!!!!!!!!! Bout time thanks Rosario

26. Hat Rick - November 5, 2011

TrekMovie.com is the only Trek site I check these days. When there’s nothing new, I no longer complain because I’m pretty sure the site will have news again fairly soon.

(Oh, who am I kidding? I complain all the time — to the neighbors, to my coworkers, and most of all, to myself.) But no one ever listens, alas. (Just kidding.) )

The thing about Star Trek is that you cannot have pure science fiction in a cinematic format. Even “2001: A Space Odyssey” wasn’t purely a science fiction movie — it was also a mass murder mystery. And an SFX-fest.

I see Trek cinema in more of the “Forbidden Planet” vein — real science fiction, combined with human interest stories and psychodrama.

I think that it’s a winning combination overall. See, e.g., TWOK,, ST:IV, ST:FC, etc.

Star Trek IV, in particular, had a very touching human interest story involving Dr. Gillian Taylor.

If ST isn’t going to go the route of Star Wars, with its galactic intrigue, etc., then let ST be ST in the realm of film.

Nothing beats ST in its prime. Nothing.

27. I'm Just Sayin' - November 5, 2011

OK, for those who have nothing better to do besides visit this site and bash the folks in charge, here is the bottom line. If you are upset about not seeing as many articles on TrekMovie.com, or if you have a problem with the content of the articles, then move on. We don’t know the circumstances as to why it took a while to post an article, and frankly it is none of our business. Additionally, people can only post the information that is available to post. Rosario and the other writers do not have to post anything and they could take the site down tomorrow. So just like you choose which tv show to watch, what restaurant to eat in, what type of music you listen to, make the choice now on whether you are satisfied with the site or not. If you are not, move on and stop bashing the folks in charge.

28. sean - November 5, 2011

Folks, maybe there’s no news because, ya know, there’s no news? The movie is in pre-pre-production, nothing is really happening right now. What do you want them to do, make up news?

29. Trekboi - November 7, 2011

bitching doesnt help- ive been guilty of it but wow you guys can be so negative

30. Fox Mulder - November 7, 2011

Funny to see so many fans bitch about firstly the lack of updates and secondly an update on a site that’s run on love and a passion for the subject matter and little else.

Nobody is making millions from this site, Antony etc have lives to run and mortgages to pay – personally I’m grateful for any updates filed by my fellow fans. Running this site at the rate of posts over the past couple of years is a full time job in itself.

And if people want to bitch about this site, perhaps they should do something about it, like getting off their backsides and becoming a staff writer or something and start filing some updates themselves.

Thanks for the update Rosario – pay no attention to some of our rather spoilt little inmates.

31. Trekboi - November 13, 2011

I don’t expect the staff to be slaves to Star trek news but they can at least let us know whats happening

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